The Government

The politics of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are defined by a single-party socialist republic framework, where the President of Vietnam is the head of State and the Prime Minister of Vietnam is the head of government, in a one-party system led by the Communist Party.

The President of the Socialist Republic is elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term and acts as the commander-in-chief of the Vietnam People's Armed Forces and Chairman of the Council for Defence and Security. The government as the main executive state power of Vietnam comprises the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers heading ministries and ministerial equivalent bodies. Executive power is exercised by the government and the President of Vietnam. The executive branch is responsible for the implementation of political, economic, cultural, social, defence, security and external activities of the State.

Related Chapters

A Brief Introduction to Vietnam

Culture and Religion in Vietnam

The National Assembly

The Judiciary

Legal System

Regulatory Framework

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Land & Housing

Labour Law


Intellectual Property

Selected Sector Regulations

Dispute Resolution

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